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Soldier’s Joy

Soldier’s Joy is well known as an Old Time fiddle tune, but I read that it goes way back, possibly to the 1700s in Scotland and Ireland. It has a fantastically catchy melody. I can tell you it’s a fun one to play on clawhammer banjo.

Here’s the Flying Folk Army, having a great time with it…

Now here’s Doc Watson with David Holt on clawhammer…

Soldier’s Joy is also a great square dance tune….the Whiskey Bent Valley Boys

Finally, here’s Fred Coon with a lovely solo clawhammer version

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